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2014-06-19 08:28:14

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France, and SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicox S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris: COX), the international ophthalmic company, and Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ:SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, today announced that Nicox's subsidiary, Nicox Inc. is launching expanded access to Sequenom Laboratories' RetnaGene(TM) portfolio of laboratory-developed genetic tests in the United States (U.S.). The RetnaGene portfolio includes...

Sensor In Eye Could Watch For Glaucoma And Track Pressure Changes
2014-06-17 03:37:51

By Michelle Ma, University of Washington Your eye could someday house its own high-tech information center, tracking important changes and letting you know when it’s time to see an eye doctor. University of Washington engineers have designed a low-power sensor that could be placed permanently in a person’s eye to track hard-to-measure changes in eye pressure. The sensor would be embedded with an artificial lens during cataract surgery and would detect pressure changes...

2014-06-13 23:07:16

Guiding Eyes, the nonprofit known for its outstanding guide and service dogs, recently welcomed the return of NY Giants Quarterback Eli Manning as host of their 37th annual Guiding Eyes Golf Classic. More than 250 golfers teed off, raising significant funds for the organization. Westchester County, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Guiding Eyes, the nonprofit known for its outstanding guide and service dogs, recently welcomed the return of NY Giants Quarterback Eli Manning as host of their 37th...

2014-06-12 23:09:39

Ophthalmologist Michael Tracy, MD of Carlsbad Eye Care describes new findings on potential eye dangers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 A recent study by the American Academy of Ophthalmology has found a link between age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and medications for managing high blood pressure. According to the study, vasodilators are associated with a nearly 75% greater risk of developing AMD or other vision-threatening diseases. Carlsbad ophthalmologist Dr. Michael Tracy...

2014-06-11 08:28:50

Three Year Data Showing Sustained Mean IOP Reduction of 50% with 85% of Patients Completely off Eye Drop Medications NICE, France, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InnFocus, Inc., reported on a series of 43 glaucoma patients (n=34, 22 and 17 at 1, 2 and 3 years) treated with the Company's MicroShunt(TM) implant. The average IOP reduction from medicated baseline (23.6 mmHg) was 50%, averaging 10-12 mmHg over the 3-year time-frame. This reduction in IOP to below 14 mmHg reduces a major...

2014-06-09 08:28:15

- Glaucoma Phase II ongoing study will enroll patients to the next higher dose without an interim analysis, no safety issues have been recorded PETACH TIKVA, Israel, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE MKT: CANF) (TASE: CFBI), a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory and cancer diseases, announced today that its subsidiary, OphthaliX, Inc., has issued an update on its clinical developments and strategic...

2014-06-09 08:28:13

-Glaucoma Phase II ongoing study will enroll patients to the next higher dose without an interim analysis, no safety issues have been recorded PETACH TIKVA, Israel, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OphthaliX Inc. (OTCQB: OPLI), announced today an update on its clinical developments and strategic plans: -- Glaucoma - The Company is focused on the development of CF101 for the treatment of glaucoma, with a Phase II study ongoing in Israel and Europe. The Company intends to...

2014-06-06 09:41:21

NIH/National Eye Institute NIH-funded study could help improve retinal prosthetic devices In laboratory tests, researchers have used electrical stimulation of retinal cells to produce the same patterns of activity that occur when the retina sees a moving object. Although more work remains, this is a step toward restoring natural, high-fidelity vision to blind people, the researchers say. The work was funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. Just 20 years ago, bionic...

2014-06-04 20:22:10

In the news release, The American Academy of Ophthalmology Offers Guidance to Help Improve Public Understanding of Cataracts, issued 03-Jun-2014 by American Academy of Ophthalmology over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the first paragraph, second sentence, should read "Approximately 24.5 million Americans have the lens-clouding eye condition, and the incidence is set to grow by 50 percent by 2050" rather than "Approximately 24.5 million Americans have the lens-clouding...

2014-06-03 12:39:40

Aging of Baby Boomers Generation Creates Unprecedented Demand for Cataract Surgery SAN DIEGO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a report released by Prevent Blindness America, a national nonprofit organization, more than 24 million adults in the United States suffer from cataracts, a condition that clouds the lens and prevents or changes the light that passes into the eye. Cataract surgery ranks as the most common surgical procedure, with nearly 19 million procedures performed each...


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2010-09-23 19:56:17

The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. It was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. The Braille characters are made up of six dot positions arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. Including a subset when dots are not raised, there are sixty-four possible subsets. The positions on the grid are number 1-3 from top to bottom, on the left, and 4-6 from top to bottom on the right. Horizontal Braille text is...

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